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Identifying Opportunities to Improve Guideline-Concordant Antibiotic Prescribing in Veterans with Acute Respiratory Infections or Cystitis.

Meyer HE, Lund BC, Heintz BH, Alexander B, Egge JA, Livorsi DJ. Identifying Opportunities to Improve Guideline-Concordant Antibiotic Prescribing in Veterans with Acute Respiratory Infections or Cystitis. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2017 Jun 1; 38(6):724-728.

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Abstract:

We investigated the frequency and determinants of guideline-discordant antibiotic prescribing in outpatients with respiratory infections or cystitis. Antibiotic prescribing was guideline discordant in 60% of patients. The most common reason for discordance was prescribing an antibiotic when not indicated. In a multivariate analysis, physicians in training had the highest likelihood of guideline-concordant antibiotic prescribing. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:724-728.





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